Changing Lives. Changing the World.


Embracing the example of Jesus, we welcome you here with hearts
that know no boundaries of age, race, gender, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance. 

Church is not cancelled!

As Christ followers we care for one another, our communities, and the world. While we are staying home and staying safe, we are continuing to worship, connect, and care online. Our Sunday worship services are live streamed and archived. Existing Journey Groups (adult small groups) are continuing to meet and new ones are forming. Youth and Young Adults are meeting online and faith formation resources are being provided for children and families. In addition, Amplify Media is now available, providing members and friends access to digital faith formation resources for all ages.

Advent and Christmas

Join us for the many Advent and Christmas activities such as:

          • Advent By Candlelight
          • Advent Worship Services
          • Make a Child Smile this Christmas
          • Heralds of Christmas in Lights
          • Children’s Christmas Pageant
          • Advent Studies
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Livestream Service Times

Worship in the Sanctuary – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Worship in the Christian Life Center – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Berkley First Worship – 10:00 Sunday

Effective Sunday, November 22, 2020, our weekly worship services across our campuses will available online only by livestream through the end of December in order that we might do our part to help bring down the spread of this virus that continues to impact our lives in so many significant ways.

Read Pastor Elbert’s full announcement here. 

PARENT SURVEY:  Please complete the digital form to confirm families with children interests in receiving digital newsletters and 2021 Family Faith Formation packets, as well as help us to understand your faith formation needs with virtual and in-person platforms in the coming year.  Survey will be open through Dec 31, 2020.

The State of Michigan is taking a phased approach (called the MI Safe Start Plan) to reopening as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Our Birmingham and Berkley First COVID-19 Response Team…. 

Support UMCOR in their Disaster Response

UMCOR and its partners are responding to disasters in the United States every day. Please join us in prayer for the affected areas and consider giving to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response to support these efforts. Currently, UMCOR is responding to many disasters including…..

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We invite you to participate in our small groups that are meeting online. 

You can now submit prayer requests online. We also offer many devotion resources.

We provide parent resources, Sunday School, and Preschool to 5th-grade worship.

Do you need help? Are you available to help? Let us know how you would like to help.

What's New

Christmas Eve Services

Join us on Christmas Eve 2:00 pm- Online Sanctuary Service 4:00 pm- Christmas Pageant 5:30 pm- Online CLC Service 7:30 pm- Drive-In Parking Lot Service 9:00 pm & 11:00pm- Online Sanctuary Service
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Angel Tree Delivery Drivers Needed

Calling all drivers! We are in need of many individuals to deliver gifts for Angel Tree on Saturday, December 5. Follow the cones in the parking lot to door 3 off Pleasant Street starting at 9:30 a.m. and we will load your car and send you on your way to deliver food and gifts to...
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Brightmoor Thanksgiving Meals Mission – Thank You

Brightmoor Thanksgiving Meals Mission Thank you to everyone who contributed their resources and offered their time to make the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food For Brightmoor ministry giveaway a great success! Together, Children and Family Ministries and the Hunger Ministry raised over $4,700 to purchase food for 125 families. The volunteer crews were amazing! Over 40...
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Brightmoor One Stop Shop – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed December 3 and 4 Brightmoor is working away in preparation for their Christmas One Stop Shop event on December 5. Help is needed on Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4 to pre-bag items for an OSS drive-thru. They need help with making phone calls, preparing food, unloading the truck, sorting items, and...
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The Empty Chair

Beginning December 1st,  a weathered Adirondack chair will sit outside the main entrance to Birmingham First. It will serve as a metaphor for all the empty chairs we may have in our homes or in those of family or friends due to the loss of a loved one. It also serves as a metaphor for...
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Circuit Rider Pop Up Sale – Thistle Farm Gift Sets

Circuit Rider Pop Up Sale – Thistle Farm Gift Sets Check out the Virtual Pop-Up Sale at the Circuit Rider Book Store beginning November 27-December 15. Gifts at Christmas have more meaning when they help to support ministry and missions in the world. For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has been a light in the darkness....
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Mental Health and Care Webinar Series

Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition, and the holidays increase depression, anxiety, and other mental stressors. This year, because of COVID-19 and the inequalities it has exacerbated, adults are reporting considerably higher mental stress. According to the CDC, “younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately...
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Feasting on Thanks – A Conversation with Diana Butler Bass

You are invited to join a conversation with Diana Butler Bass, award-winning author of Grateful, the Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. Diana will be joining us twice, on Saturday morning November 21 at 10:00 a.m. and on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Both conversations will be virtual and last about ninety minutes.  In each conversation, Diana will...
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Sunday School for Preschool – 5th Grade

Starting November 29 at 11:00 a.m. your preschool through 5th-grade children can attend our family-friendly Sunday School online! We will sing, pray, watch a Deep Blue Family: Advent video and discuss the theme. Hosted by First Kids Children and Family Ministries, Kim Bowyer from Birmingham First and Julie White from Berkley First. Sign-up here to...
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